I have wanted to update this large basket for some time but just could never figure out what color I wanted it to be. Thankfully I waited and now that we have new furniture in our living room, I finally figured out what color it needed to be and have a new project with some colorful basket painting.
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A few weeks ago I posted about our new – mostly brown – living room furniture, you can read about it here. In the last couple of weeks I have been purchasing a few things online and doing some retail therapy to find new things to bring more color to the room (reveal coming soon I promise).
My budget though has been very limited since we are also renovating another room in our home and it needs most of any available budget. What do you do when the budget is tight? You find creative ways to re-purpose and update what you already have of course!
I have had this large basket for many years and have always used it as a magazine basket, and always overflowing magazine basket. I still intend to use it as a magazine basket, but it needed some color and updating to go back in the new space. A can of spray paint and some acrylic paints is all I needed to update this basket.
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Some Colorful Basket Painting
For this project you will need:
- Wicker basket or any basket of your choice
- Spray paint in color of your choice. I used Rust-Oleum in Key Lime
- Metallic acrylic paint in silver
- Craft paint brush
This project is as easy as it seems. I applied two coats of spray paint to mostly the outside of the basket since that is the area people will actually see the most. I also spray painted the inside of the basket but I wanted to make sure the outside was covered first. After allowing that to dry, I painted the wooden handles of my basket in the silver metallic paint.
Such an easy and inexpensive way to add color to a corner of the room.
My very brown living room is coming alive with pops of color.
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” Proverbs 18:21